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CryptoWall Ransomware raised $325 Million in Revenue for Its Developer

The Creators of the notorious CryptoWall ransomware virus have managed to raise more than $325 million (£212 million) in this past year alone. Ransomware has emerged as one of the biggest cyber threats to web users in recent times. Typically, hackers primarily gain access to a user’s computer system using …

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TalkTalk Hack: Police Arrest Second Teenager in London

British Police have arrested a second teenage boy in relation to the major hack on the servers of UK-based telco ‘TalkTalk’ last week. On Thursday, The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) arrested this second unnamed 16-year-old boy from Feltham in west London on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. …

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Tor Releases Anonymous Instant Messenger. Here’s How to Use It

The Tor Project has officially launched the first beta version of Tor Messenger, an open source and Encrypted instant messaging client that works on top of the Tor network. Tor Messenger is designed by keeping both simplicity and privacy in mind. The team claimed that their app encrypts the content …

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15-year-old Boy Arrested in connection with TalkTalk Cyber Attack

The arrest is the first major outcome since TalkTalk – the biggest phone and broadband provider in the UK with more than 4 Million customers – had suffered a serious data breach. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the investigating officers from the Metropolitan police’s cyber crime unit …

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Privatoria — Best VPN Service for Fast, Anonymous and Secure Browsing

PRIVACY – a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays. Why? Because the business model of the Internet has now become data collection. If you trust Google, Facebook or other Internet giants to be responsible managers of your data, the ongoing Edward Snowden revelations are making it all clear that this type …

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NSA-linked Spying Malware Infected Top German Official’s Computer

The German authorities have initiated a further investigation into espionage by the United States secret service NSA and British intelligence agency GCHQ after… …the head of the German Federal Chancellery unit had his private laptop infected. According to a recent report published by Der Spiegel, the laptop of the Chancellery …

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TalkTalk Hacked; 4 Million Credit Card Profiles may have been Stolen

TalkTalk, one of the biggest UK-based phone and Internet service provider with more than 4 Million customers, has been hacked again, the company announced late Thursday. TalkTalk is informing its 4 million customers that it has fallen victim to a “significant and sustained cyber attack” and it is possible that …

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Western Digital To Acquire SanDisk

Western Digital announced today that they have entered in to an agreement to acquire SanDisk for approximately $19 billion. Western Digital is one of the few remaining hard drive manufacturers, but their only presence in the solid state storage market has been the enterprise SSDs sold by subsidiary HGST. SanDisk’s …

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WikiLeaks obtains CIA Director’s Hacked Emails and Plans to Publish them Shortly

Breaking…. WikiLeaks, The Anti-secrecy and transparency organization, claims to have obtained the contents of CIA Director John Brennan‘s personal AOL email account. Also, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has promised to publish them soon on their website. The teenager also posted a partial Spreadsheet filled with the supposed names, email …

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More than 250 iOS Apps Caught Using Private APIs to Collect Users’ Private Data

Apple is cleaning up its iTunes App Store again – for the third time in two months – following another flood of iOS apps that secretly collect users’ personal information. Researchers discovered more than 250 iOS apps that were violating Apple’s App Store privacy policy, gathering personal identifiable data from …

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